Schols for JKH employees' children
In 1991, the John Keells Group launched a scholarship scheme for the
children of staff members who qualified to enter universities. Since the
inception of this scholarship scheme, 49 students have been granted
scholarships, out of which 17 recipients continue to receive financial
Children of all permanent, non-executive staff members who have been
with the John Keells Group for more than five years, who are selected to
local universities, are eligible for this scholarship.
The period of financial support varies from 3-5 years depending on
the duration of each degree program and the Group supports on average
about 14 students every year.
A monthly grant is provided to the students from the date they
commence their university education and will continue, based on the
undergraduate's merit and conduct, irrespective of the parent's future
employment period with the Group.
On May 8, Chairman John Keells Holdings, Susantha Ratnayake presented
certificates to five students selected for scholarships for the academic
year 2011/2012. These undergraduates were those enrolled in degree
programs at the University of Kelaniya in the Arts and Commerce streams,
the University of Sri Jayawardenepura in the Physical Science stream,
the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) in Electrical
and Electronic Engineering and the University of Visual and Performing
Arts in Dance and Drama.
John Keells Holdings works together with local universities to
conduct soft skills workshops, branded 'The Final Step'.
The objective of 'The Final Step', is to enhance the employability of
local graduates by providing them a realistic perspective of employment
opportunities in Sri Lanka and preparing them for the demands of the
private sector. It covers a wide range of topics.